Can't see External HD or some cd's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gadgetdad, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

    gadgetdad

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    I have some strange issues with my 2007 macbook pro with the latest leopard installed.

    (1) A family member loaned me a hard drive that he had been using with his Macbook. For some reason I am unable to view or mount it on my macbook pro. The lights come on for 1 second then nothing. Tried it on a PC and the PC see's it fine and he has never had issues with it.

    (2) Now 1 week ago we purchased a different portable HD. My Macbook would see it and mount it, but would not write to it until I reformatted.

    (3) Picture CD's - I have had numerious people give me picture cd's that I am unable to view on the macbook. However on a PC they are fine.

    So in a nutshell, it seems like my macbook has an issue with formats it personally doesnt write. Any ideas? This is driving me nuts.
     
  2. gadgetdad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My Time machine external drive works fine also.

    Last night I did try to plug in the unmountable external drive to my Airport Express to see if it would see it, still nothing.

    I wish this was an April fools joke.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Try in a new user. I don't think there are many (if any) picture formats that are only available in Windows and not on Mac.
     
  4. gadgetdad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did that, I setup a new user profile and logged in as that. No change.
     

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